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Photo by: Nick Simonite

Cover Photo by  Nick Simonite

NPR Music captured a riveting performance for the Austin post-rock band, Explosions in the Sky last night as they wrapped up a two-night stand in the nation’s capital at 9:30 Club. The venue carries a great reputation not just locally, but nationally, for hosting top artists in an intimate setting of their 1,200 capacity room. You can read a brief description of the video and also stream via NPR.

It is Friday, turn it up to 12, and enjoy!

 

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About:

In February 1999, three longtime friends from West Texas went to a pizza place in Austin, Texas, for a prearranged meeting with a young man from Illinois. The Illinoisan had just moved to Austin, and he had put up a flyer that caught the interest of the others. They ate pizza and discussed movies and arcana. They also decided to meet the next day with their various instruments (two guitars, bass, and drums). This happened, and over the coming months they picked a band name, then picked a better band name, then wrote and recorded an album. That album, called How Strange, Innocence, was largely out of tune, but the band members didn’t really notice at the time. They optimistically printed 300 copies, and gave most of them away. It turned out they really liked playing together, so they kept doing so. A friend of theirs sent a recording of one of their live shows to a record label in Baltimore, and that label offered to put out albums for the band. The band agreed. A year later they put out a second album (Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever). They began to tour often, all over the world. In 2003 another album came (The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place), and in 2007 they put out All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone. Their fifth album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, will be released in April 2011.

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Upcoming Tour Dates

05/19-22/16 – Durham, NC – Moogfest
05/20/16 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia +^
05/30/16 – Rome, Italy – Orion
05/31/16 – Milan, Italy – Magnolia
06/02-04/16 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound
06/04/16 – Mannheim, Germany – Maifeld Derby
06/06/16 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
06/07/16 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique +
06/08/16 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
06/09/16 – Paris, France – Trianon
06/13/16 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller (with Low as Special Guest)
06/14/16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Berns
06/15/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
06/16/16 – Helsinki, Finland – Sideways
06/17/16 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret
06/20/16 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
06/21/16 – Zurich, Switzerland – Rote Fabrik
06/22/16 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
07/22-24/16 – Fuji Rock Festival
08/21/16 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
08/22/16 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
08/24/16 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
08/25/16 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf Block Party
08/26/16 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
08/28/16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
08/30/16 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
09/01/16 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
09/02/16 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
09/04/16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom
09/06/16 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
09/09/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/10/16 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
09/11/16 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheatre
09/13/16 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
09/15/16 – Detroit, MI @ Cathedral Theatre at the Masonic
09/18/16 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis Theatre
09/20/16 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre
09/21/16 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
09/22/16 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
09/23/16 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
10/08/16 – Leeds, UK – Beckett University
10/09/16 – Liverpool, UK – Philharmonic Hall
10/10/16 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institue
10/11/16 – Gateshead, UK – Sage
10/12/16 – London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy
10/14/16 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Prinicpal Club
10/15/16 – Athens, Greece – Gagarin
10/16/16 – Athens, Greece – Gagarin
10/18/16 – Prague, Czech Republic – Roxy
10/19/16 – Warsaw, Poland – Progresja
10/21/16 – Vienna, Austria – Arena Vienna
10/22/16 – Zagreb, Croatia – Lauba
10/25/16 – Munich, Germany – Strom

+ Sold Out
^ with Disappears supporting

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